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Old 05-30-07, 11:39 PM
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lightweight aluminum bmx complete

hey, im looking for a lightweight complete aluminum bmx for a friend. i noticed that most sites dont post the complete weights so i thought i would try here for advice. she is basically using this bike as a casual commuter so it doesnt need to be that strong at all really, but she lives on a 4th floor walk up so it being as light as possible is key. is 15-18 pounds possible on a bmx? cheap is good and so is decent quality parts, especially the hubs. oh and shes 5'4" so maybe a junior frame would work? any advice is greatly appreciated, id help her myself but im way into road bikes and dont know anything about bmx. thanks.....
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Old 05-31-07, 01:39 AM
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Dunno, but I am building up a mutant old Freeagent Eluder alloy frame into an ultra light bike (anyone know if turning it into a flatland bike is possible?, after the ultra light build) by stripping the paint, running a mtb 9 speed chain, alloy cranks, NOS ACS race hubs laced to more NOS Velocity taipan rims with 36 spokes (~2kg hopefully) alloy post and bars, and some random light seat. Rear brake too and tuned magnesium lever. Dunno what fork. Excuse my lack of knowledge about bmx, this is a shop project bike I am building (polished frame, black highlights, polished wheels) out of the huge pile of NOS quality stuff we are never going to sell. Will post details.
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Old 05-31-07, 05:27 AM
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Sounds like your going to be looking for almost a race bike. the Dk Fury or Redline flight pro xl or xxl might be what your looking for although the redlines are a bit pricy. i belive the xxl is around 650.00
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Old 05-31-07, 07:13 AM
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19 pounds is possible. But you are going to have to either ride a race bike, or get a really light frame and spend an assload of money. Maybe buying a complete race bike. But those would probly be between 25-20...
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Old 05-31-07, 07:18 AM
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complete would be ideal. also under 400? doesnt have to be that nice, just light and not a clunker as far as components go. anybody have any make/model suggestions?
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Old 05-31-07, 12:39 PM
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I suggested a few for you but you gotta relize something. As when you go ligither on a bike you are buying a better bike so then its going to cost you more.
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Old 05-31-07, 01:31 PM
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My GT Powerseries that i just got is about 23 pounds. It was also pretty cheap($300) and it's not a terrible bike.
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Old 05-31-07, 07:27 PM
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Any used aluminum race bike will do, but your target weight is unreasonable. Speed on pavement is all in the tires, not the components.
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